Liuget (knee) was limited for the second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Pittsburgh.
We'd have to lean toward him playing, as the interior lineman has been able to practice on some level for two straight days after missing Wednesday's session. This is expected to be a tight game between two good defenses, so Liuget's availability to help stop Pittsburgh's running game could end up being a key factor in the contest.
Liuget (knee) was listed as limited for Thursday's practice after sitting out Wednesday's session entirely, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
The big interior lineman is trending in the right direction and is apparently headed for a questionable or better status ahead of Sunday's primetime matchup against the Steelers. Liuget's issue has also been clarified as a knee injury instead of the original lower-body tag.
Liuget sat out Wednesday's practice due to a lower-body injury, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
As an interior plugger, Liuget doesn't accrue much in the way of stats, but the midseason signee has really helped shore up the team's run defense issues as a rotational guy, enough that a potential absence would have a slight effect on the team as it squares off against the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.
Buffalo signed Liuget on Tuesday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
The team placed Maurice Alexander on injured reserve, so the extra spot was used to continue beefing up the middle of the defense, which has been gashed at times in recent weeks. Liuget brings plenty of experience as a 2011 first-rounder that's now on his fourth team.
Liuget was waived by the Raiders on Wednesday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Liuget signed with the Raiders in August but played in only three games for the team. The veteran defensive tackle spent the first eight years of his career with the Chargers but is now again looking for a new team.
Liuget (knee) is not listed on Wednesday's injury report, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Liuget appears back to full health after missing the first three games of the season due to a lingering knee injury. The reserve defensive tackle could be active during Oakland's upcoming tilt against the Colts on Sunday.
Liuget (knee) won't play in Sunday's road contest against the Vikings.
Liuget was a limited participant in Friday's practice and won't be able to give it a go for game action. The veteran has yet to suit up for game action in 2019, so his absence likely won't affect the defense too much.
Liuget (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
Liuget was a limited participant in Friday's practice. The reserve defensive tackle is still looking to make his season debut.
Liuget (knee) practiced fully in Thursday's session, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Liuget has yet to see the field this season and was limited in Wednesday's practice, but it seems he's fully healthy and ready to play Sunday against Minnesota. The 29-year-old now seems poised to slot into a rotational role in Oakland's defensive front behind Maurice Hurst and Johnathan Hankins.
Liuget (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs.
Liuget will put his Raiders' debut on hold as he works back from this knee injury. He was a limited participant in practice all week, so the 29-year-old is on the right track for Week 3's road game versus the Vikings.
Liuget (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs.
Liuget practiced in a limited fashion all week, exactly like he did ahead of the season opener when he was ultimately an inactive. If Liuget's unable to play Sunday, expect P.J. Hall to see a bulk of the rotational snaps behind Maurice Hurst and Johnathan Hankins at defensive tackle.
Liuget (knee) won't play in Monday's home game against the Broncos.
The veteran inked a contract with Oakland at the tail end of the preseason, and won't get a chance to make an impact right away. It's unclear how long Liuget will be sidelined with the injury, but in his stead, the Raiders have just three active defensive tackles for Monday's clash.
Liuget is unlikely to play in Thursday's preseason finale and could even miss time to start the regular season as he gets acclimated to his new team, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
The longtime Charger inked a deal in Oakland on Sunday but will need time to get up to game speed after going unsigned all offseason. In six games last season, Liuget contributed 14 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. The veteran will add some depth to the Raiders defensive line and serve as a mentor to the younger guys.
The Raiders signed Liuget to an undisclosed contract Sunday.
The veteran only suited up in six games last season, as he battled with a PED suspension and quadriceps surgery. The 29-year-old will bring 24 career sacks to an AFC West rival. Liuget will hope to earn a roster spot with just two preseason games left heading into the regular season.
Liuget (quadriceps) met with the Giants recently, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Liuget missed the first four weeks of 2018 for a PED suspension and landed on injured reserve in November with a torn right quadriceps tendon. He said in late February that he was 80-to-90 percent healthy, which suggests he's close to full strength at this point in time. The 29-year-old was in decline even before his injury/suspension-plagued season, but his wealth of experience playing 3-4 defensive end could make him a nice fit with the Giants. Liuget averaged 733 snaps, 50 tackles and 5.7 sacks per season during his 2012-14 peak.
Liuget hinted in an interview with Kirk Morrison on SiriusXM Radio he's about "80-90 percent" recovered from a torn quadriceps injury that required surgery in November.
Liuget technically is a free agent given the Chargers declined his $8 million team option last week, but the veteran defensive tackle did mention he'd be open to returning to the team should it be interested. After recording 21 sacks in his first five seasons with the club, Liuget has struggled to stay on the field, picking up just three sacks in 34 subsequent games, and will likely struggle to command a top-dollar deal given his age (he'll soon be 29) and recent injury history.
The Chargers declined Liuget's (quadriceps) $8 million team option for 2019 on Wednesday, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.
The move comes as no surprise, as Liuget's level of production the past three seasons hasn't justified that kind of financial commitment. The veteran defensive tackle played in only six games last season and underwent surgery in November to repair a torn right quadriceps tendon, so there's no guarantee he's fully healthy for training camp this summer. The Chargers may still be interested in re-signing Liuget at a more team-friendly price.
Liuget underwent surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right quadriceps tendon, Sam Fortier of The Athletic reports.
Liuget is now looking at a 6-to-9-month recovery timetable, which threatens his availability for the start of training camp. The defensive tackle should be close to full health at the start of the 2019 campaign, but his absence for the rest of the current season leaves a big void in the middle of the defensive line. The Chargers claimed defensive tackle T.Y. McGill off waivers to fill the opening on the 53-man roster after Los Angeles officially shuttled Liuget to injured reserve earlier Wednesday.
Liuget (quadriceps) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
Liuget suffered a season-ending torn quad tendon during a Week 11 loss to the Broncos. The Chargers claimed T.Y. McGill off waivers to fill Liuget's spot on the 53-man roster. Liuget will wrap up the campaign with 14 stops and 1.5 sacks across his six appearances.
Liuget won't return this season after tearing a quad tendon Sunday against the Broncos, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports.
Liuget's injury was initially thought to be to his knee, but it was clarified after the game. He'll figure to move to IR in the near future. Counting Sunday, Liuget had played in six games this season, totaling 14 tackles (nine solo), including 1.5 sacks. Look for Justin Jones to pick up some extra snaps as the Chargers' only backup at defensive tackle now that Liuget is out.
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|2011||San Diego Chargers||15||19||14.0||5||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||San Diego Chargers||16||51||36.0||15||7||0||0||0.0||0||0||9|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||42||32.0||10||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||57||45.0||12||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||11||34||28.0||6||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||36||28.0||8||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||12||21||15.0||6||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||14||9.0||5||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2013||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||2||0||2||0||2||1|
|2015||San Diego Chargers||11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Chargers||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Chargers||6||0||0||0||0||1||24||1||0|